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Completely revised and updated, ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition describes, from the perspective of a business manager, concepts and tools for enterprise planning, management, and execution. The text is written in an easy-to-read format, with many real examples from a variety of industries that illustrate key points. This book can be used over and over, as a quick reference to obtain insight into ERP topics. The Second Edition introduces many new topics, including: Supplier relationship management (SRM) Strategic sourcing Throughput supply chain measures such as inventory dollar days and throughput dollar days Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) Technology architecture choices Customer relationship management With the help of a a Management Interactive Case Study System (MICSS) available for download, this volume explains the application of ERP tools and techniques to different types of businesses, and enables you to test the concepts in a computer simulation model. You can control the dynamics of handling an ERP program within a virtual company, and learn from the resulting analysis of how to guide to this company to financial success. This simulation package allows you to test your newly acquired knowledge before implementing your chosen ERP system.
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ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT History of Enterprise Resource Planning The Theory of Constraints and ERP Sales and Operations Planning Buffer Resource Strategy Enterprise Resource Management Integrating the Supply Chain to Reap the Rewards Strategic Sourcing and Procurement OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Operations Planning (Material and Capacity Requirements Planning Product Life Cycle Management Manufacturing Execution System Distribution ERP SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION ERP System Requirements Selecting the Right ERP System Data Record Accuracy Implementation - Generalized Industry Application Repetitive Manufacturing Application Process Industry Application Remanufacturing Project Manufacturing Customer Relationship and Service APPLICATION Appendix Introduction to ERP-MICSS The Tutorial Guided Runs The ERP-MICSS Case Study - An Overview Using the CD Installing the Software Index


"It is the first ERP book to deal with Sales and Operations Planning and its importance to the success of an ERP systemThe book is easy to read. It should probably be read cover to cover before beginning the ERP implementation." -- Richard C. Ling, CFPIM, from the Foreword "The focus is on manufacturing and supply chains, but nonmanufacturing people in logistics will find lots of helpSuccessfully implementing modern computer-based systems in the real world is a theme throughoutThis is not a book to be read leisurely and put asideit is a reference to keep very handy and use while working to avoid expensive pitfalls." -- George W. Plossl, CFPIM, from the Foreword

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